Christmas in the Fvg mountains: open slopes, events, entertainment and appointments for the holidays

The mountains of Friuli Venezia Giulia are preparing to welcome the Christmas festivities with lifts open in all ski centres, entertainment and activities along the entire Alpine arc. From tomorrow PromoTurismoFVG has ordered some new openings of ski lifts and slopes, which integrate what has already been opened in recent weeks.


Here, in detail, the next scheduled openings:

Forni di Sopra: from tomorrow the entire Varmost will be open (therefore also the slopes closed to date, Varmost1 in particular) and the Fantasy Park, while for Davost, in addition to what is already open, we need to wait for the weather evolution.

Sauris: from tomorrow in Sauris di Sopra the ski lift and the Richelan slope, in addition to the school camp already operational; from 24 December the ski lift in Sauris di Sotto and the related school camp will open.

Piancavallo: from tomorrow the Tremol2 chairlift and the National Alta slope will open; the Sauc Budoia slope is open from 26 December.

Sappada: from Saturday the 2 chairlifts of 2000 will open and from Christmas day Nevelandia will open.

Sella Nevea: the Gilberti-Prevala lift for ski mountaineers opens on Saturday, the high-altitude cross-country ring is open and the days dedicated to ski mountaineering resume on Tuesday.

In Tarvisio from tomorrow the entire Prampero slope opens, and the Angelo chairlift with its four slopes and low connection. The playground, the bobsled on rails, the Arena Paruzzi cross-country ring and the Val Saisera cross-country circuit are open.

Zoncolan: from tomorrow everything is open except for the “Tamai 2” slope, with the opening of the “1” slope and the return slope to Ravascletto. The new 2.2 km long Zoncolan cross-country ski trail at an altitude of 1750 meters can be accessed by all fans of this sport from the Ravascletto cable car ( -di-tamai).

To keep up to date on the openings of the lifts and slopes, it is always possible to consult the InfoNeve website (, the next openings bulletin is scheduled for Thursday late afternoon for the weekend’s news.


With the entry into the high season, the opening of almost all the lifts and the suspension of the discounts foreseen in recent weeks, PromoTurismoFVG reminds you that, to avoid queues at the cash desks, there is the possibility of buying the ticket online: it is necessary register on the site and go – just once – to the ticket offices to collect the “Ticket Card” (cost 5 euros, valid for five years). Those who already have the card will be able to load the tickets directly, thus avoiding further steps at the cash desks, and go directly to the lift turnstiles. Daily ski passes, CartaNeve, Sci@sempre, Sci@ore and pedestrian passes are available on the portal at the address.

Anyone who buys the ski pass, but does not yet have a “Ticket Card” will receive a voucher and will have to go to the cash desks to convert it into a ticket and from these days the promotion in collaboration with Aspiag Service “Skiing in the Northeast” is also active: every week the The “Despar Tribù” app offers a discount on the purchase of a day ski pass in Friuli Venezia Giulia (further details:


From walks to winter forest breathing, snowshoeing, excursions for beginners and experts, activities in various mountain locations in Friuli Venezia Giulia. These are just some of the many activities that will enliven Christmas and the holidays in the mountain resorts of Friuli Venezia Giulia, where even those who don’t ski can enjoy the nature and landscapes of the Dolomites, Carnia and Tarvisiano, thanks to the calendar of appointments developed by networks and consortia and PromoTurismoFVG.

It starts from Sappada with “A walk with the sled” pulled by a horse in the magical setting of Cima Sappada (scheduled every day from 27 December to 8 January), many snowshoe hikes such as “Waiting for Santa Claus”, a simple excursion towards the Digola ; “The snow at the end of the year”, snowshoeing between Sappada Vecchia, Sentiero Miravalle and the road towards the Piave springs, “Mondo Bianco”, naturalistic snowshoeing near the Rio Storto to discover the woods, and there are also excursions with snowshoes and mountain guide to the Olbe Lakes and Malga Tuglia. For a refreshment after the efforts in the snow, there is also a tasting in the refuge on Monte Ferro with products and flavors of the Sappada tradition. With the opening of Nevelandia, the activities dedicated to children restart with the mascot Sappy who will be the protagonist: many activities scheduled from morning to afternoon including animations by Ortoteatro from 27/12 to 8/01 (except 31 December and 1 Jan) from 11.30 to 14.30 between a program of games, animated readings, art workshops and theatrical entertainment. (for info and booking: Infopoint Sappada 0435 469131

In Sauris throughout the Christmas period there will be themed snowshoe hikes: “Let’s breathe the Christmas air in Sauris”, or you can choose astrotekking under the starry sky of Lateis and “All snow”, ring snowshoe hike from Sauris of Under Mount Ruke. And still activities dedicated to well-being for adults such as Winter forest breathing, gong bath and sound meditation, stretch and flex and yin yoga, but also for the little ones with foresting kids. Do not miss the suggestive horse carriage ride and on Friday the tastings to discover the flavors of Sauris Zahre. For more information, contact the Sauris tourist office 0433.86076,

In Forni di Sopra you can choose between high-altitude snowshoe hikes to Fortini Miaron, Casera Tartoi, Cima Varmost and Puonsas barns (at night) and snowshoe hikes suitable for everyone: on the trail of animals in the woods, at sunset and at night in the park of Dolomiti Friulane, to which are added the activities dedicated to children with ski instructors such as an introduction to biathlon to discover rifles and different types of target shooting; activities and games for the introduction to ski touring with the use of cross-country skis and seal skins and snow for the little ones, for whom the valley floor walk with the Biagio donkey will not be missing (for information contact 0433 886767 –

For Zoncolan lovers there are many naturalistic excursions suitable for everyone in the valley floor in Paluzza and to discover the Comeglians-Clavais ring in Val Degano, snowshoeing at high altitudes at Castel Vadajer (departing from Loc. Valdajer), while in the afternoon there are the evocative walks with lanterns on the valley floor in Paluzza and the Timau lakes (for all info Visit Zoncolan, 0433.778921

Various activities are proposed by the Friulian Dolomites Alps with snowshoeing at high altitude with an aperitif (departure and arrival in Sella Chianzutan); astrotrekking in Fielis and Illegio, at night observing the starry sky; snowshoe hike to Casera Pizzul from locality Ravinis (Paularo, Village of the Mountaineers). Also scheduled is the Musical Routes workshop, with a guided tour of the Rossitti brothers’ lutherie in Tolmezzo and Waiting for the Befana at the Farm (for info and bookings: Alpi Dolomiti Friulane 0433 786171

On the Julian Alps, in Tarvisio there are numerous proposals for the next few days: from Monday to Saturday many snowshoe hikes in the Tarvisio area (Piana di Fusine, Prati di Rutte, Alpe del Lago, Spaik Alm), historic walks are scheduled every Wednesday and Thursday in the heart of Val Saisera; on the other hand, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday excursions by fat bike and e-bike. Forest bathing and activities for the little ones are scheduled at the weekend: a simple walk on the tracks of the animals, an introduction to Nordic skiing, snowshoeing at dusk and a walk with the Yang Horse. For all the activities in Tarvisio, you can contact the local infopoint (0428-2135 –

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For those who have chosen to spend New Year’s Eve on the peaks of Friuli Venezia Giulia this year, the spectacular end-of-year torchlight vigil with fireworks in Sappada is scheduled on 31 December ( year-end-torchlight-thread-and-fireworks-321860) and that of Forni di Sopra organized by the Forni di Sopra Business Network “Dolomites in all senses”, Ski School ( /fiaccolata-di-fine-anno-290371), as well as the Lancio das Cidulas Ovaro, the traditional launch of burning wheels by the village officials ( For 1 January the appointment is instead in Tarvisio, in Camporosso where the Torchlight Procession of Monte Lussari, the famous event at the beginning of the year organized by the US Camporosso, returns after a two-year break to celebrate the 50th year of edition (www and to welcome the new year with the descent along the Di Prampero slope, about 3.5 km long, dressed in traditional clothes carrying a torch in hand. In addition to the New Year’s torchlight processions, there are also the “Magic of Christmas” events in the mountains” (:// and the International Ice Show, on January 5, a show on ice with the best Italian and international skaters in Pontebba (

Furthermore, the first training sessions of the Italian and foreign national ski teams will begin next week, in which some of the athletes of the various teams will join. On 27 and 28 December the Croatian men’s national team will be in Sella Nevea, from 27 to 29 December the Italian and Slovenian men’s giant slalom teams will test the slopes of Zoncolan, where from 3 to 5 January it will be the turn of the Italian women’s giant slalom team.

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Christmas in the Fvg mountains: open slopes, events, entertainment and appointments for the holidays

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